Our Team

Alex Gill

Alex Gill is a social entrepreneur who founded and leads Mendicant Group. Over the past nine years, he and the Mendicant team have brought new thinking to such issues as sustainability, foster care reform, newcomer settlement, military-civilian transition, youth entrepreneurship, community mental health services and university innovation. He has also moderated the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance since its inception in 2010, setting up its governance and committee structures and those of many other social action organizations. Alex is recent graduate of Stanford University’s Executive Program for Nonprofit Leadership. He teaches in the Graduate School of Politics and Public Administration at Toronto’s Ryerson University and, in 2014, was named that university’s first-ever Social Innovator in Residence. Alex was also named as one of Canada’s “Social Justice All-Star” by This magazine in 2015.

Rohit Saxena

Rohit Saxena has an MBA from the Schulich School of Business where he specialized in non-profit leadership and healthcare management. He also holds an engineering degree in Biotechnology. Rohit has worked with issues as diverse as political reform, technology innovation and international healthcare. His recent work has included a role with the Business Development team at SickKids International and a range of Mendicant social change projects over the past three years. He is also one of India's leading online political commentators and his blog Wah Sarkar has been featured by The Guardian for being a source for alternative views on Indian news, elections, politics and events.

Marjan Lahuis

Marjan Lahuis is an associate consultant with extensive experience in non-profit organizations and direct experience on previous Mendicant entrepreneurship projects. With a background in education and case management, she worked previously for UNICEF Canada and Bureau Inburgering, a leading newcomer settlement program in The Netherlands.

Michel Fleury

Michel Fleury is an associate consultant for our growing French-language & international practice. Michel has considerable experience in project management, research & interviewing & serves the Ottawa & Quebec markets from his satellite office in Kingston, Ontario.

Sue Wing

Sue is an executive assistant (EA) to Alex Gill. She has served as an EA to several CEOs in the private sector in the past. Sue brings years of experience in problem solving, time management, event planning and travel planning. She helps keep Mendicant Group stay on track and on time.